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ECO8S/X

Instruction Manual
(Standard, AB and Tandem models)
Service Information
Your New Radio Remote Control System
Thank you for your purchase of ARC Flex ECO radio remote control system. Without a doubt, our
Flex ECO system is the ultimate solution for providing precise, undeterred, and safe control of your
material.

If your product ever needs modification or service, please contact our representative in your country
or at the following location:

World Headquarter:

Advanced Radiotech Corporation


No.3, South 1st Road, Chien Chen District
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Telephone:

+886 7 812 8112

Fax Number:

+886 7 812 8119

Website:

www.advanced-radiotech.com

E-mails:

info@advanced-radiotech.com

sales@advanced-radiotech.com

All rights reserved. This notice applies to all copyrighted materials included with this product, including,
but not limited to, this manual and software embodied within the product. This manual is intended for
the sole use of the person(s) to whom it was provided, and any unauthorized distribution of the
manual or dispersal of its contents is strictly forbidden. This manual may not be reproduced in whole
or in part by any means whatsoever without the expressed written permission of ARC.

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PRODUCT MANUAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Advanced Radiotech Corporation (ARC) offers a broad range of radio remote control product for
material handling applications. This manual has been prepared by ARC to provide information and
recommendations for the installation, use, operation and service of ARC’s material handling products
and systems (ARC Products). Anyone who uses, operates, maintains, services, installs or owns ARC
Products should know, understand, and follow the instructions and safety recommendations in this
manual for ARC Products.

The recommendations in this manual do not take precedence over any of the following requirements
relating to cranes, hoists lifting devices or other material handling equipment which use or include
ARC Products:

 Instructions, manuals, and safety warnings of the manufacturers of the equipment where the
radio system is used.

 Plant safety rules and procedures of the employers and the owners of facilities where the
ARC Products are being used.

 Safety standards and practices for the industries in which ARC Products are used.

This manual does not include or address the specific instructions and safety warnings of these
manufacturers or any of the other requirements listed above. It is the responsibility of the owners,
users and operators of the ARC Products to know, understand and follow all of these requirements. It
is the responsibility of the employer to make its employees aware of all of the above listed
requirements and to make certain that all operators are properly trained. No one should use ARC
Products prior to becoming familiar with and being trained in these requirements and the
instructions and safety recommendations in this manual.

WARRANTY INFORMATION
For information on ARC’s product warranties, please contact ARC representative nearest to you or
visit www.advanced-radiotech.com.

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Table of Contents
Page
1. Introduction 4
2. Radio Controlled Safety 5
3. General System Information
3.1 Transmitter
3.1.1 External Illustration 9
3.1.2 Internal Illustration 10
3.2 Receiver
3.2.1 External Illustration 11
3.2.2 Internal Illustration 12
4. Function Settings
4.1 Transmitter
4.1.1 Transmitter Firmware Version 13
4.1.2 Transmitter Channel Settings 13
4.1.3 Remote Pairing 14
4.1.4 Transmitter Start Function Settings 15
4.1.5 Transmitter Inactivity Timer Settings 15
4.1.6 Transmitter Output Power Settings 15
4.1.7 Infrared Programming 16
4.1.8 Pushbutton Function Settings 16
4.1.9 Transmitter Access Card (TAC) Settings 20
4.2 Receiver
4.2.1 Receiver Channel Settings 21
4.2.2 Output Relay Configurations 21
4.2.3 Dipswitch Settings 25
4.2.4 Jumper Settings 27
4.2.5 Voltage Settings 28
4.2.6 Indicator Light and Buzzer Installation 28
4.2.7 Other Function Output Relays Settings 28
4.2.8 System Channels Table 29
5. Receiver Installation
5.1 Output Relay Contact Diagrams 30
5.2 Pre-installation Precautions 31
5.3 Step-By-Step Installation 31
6. Operating Procedures
6.1 General Operation 34
6.2 Master/Master Tandem Operation (Tandem models) 35
6.3 Master/Slave Tandem Operation (Tandem models) 36
6.4 A/B Pushbutton Select Operation 37
6.5 A/B Rotary Select Operation (AB models) 38
6.6 Pitch & Catch Operation 38
6.7 Changing Batteries 38
6.8 Transmitter Access Card (TAC) Operation 38
6.9 System Status Light Indications 39
7. General Specifications 41
8. EU Declaration of Conformity 42

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1. Introduction
The Flex ECO radio remote control systems are designed for control of industrial
equipment and machinery such as overhead traveling cranes, jib cranes, gantry cranes, tower
cranes, electric hoists, winches, monorails, conveyor belts, mining equipment, and all other
material handling equipment where wireless control is preferred.

Each Flex ECO system consists of a transmitter handset and a receiver unit. Other
standard-equipped accessories include transmitter lanyard, vinyl pouch, pushbutton labels,
output cable, and instruction manual CD.

List of notable features include:

* 62 User-programmable Channels – advanced synthesized RF controls with 62 built-in


programmable channels set via pushbuttons and dipswitches.
* Wireless Remote Pairing Function – system pairing and cloning can be done easily and
wirelessly.
* Over One Million Unique Address Codes – each and every Flex ECO system has its
own address code and serial number, never repeats.
* Advanced Controls – the Flex ECO system utilizes dual advanced microprocessor
controls with 32bit CRC and Hamming Code, which provide ultra fast, safe, precise, and
error-free encoding and decoding.
* Two-way Transmission – transmitter and receiver communicate with one another for safe,
precise and uninterrupted operation (e.g. receiver status feedbacks).
* Programmable Transmitter Access Card (TAC) – the optional transmitter access card
feature (TAC) further guard against any unauthorized personnel from operating the
transmitter. The TAC can also be individually programmed unlocking any specific function
or functions on the transmitter allowing a more experienced or qualified user to operate.
* Reliable Pushbuttons – the pushbuttons are rated for more than one million press cycles.
* Low Power Consumption – requires only two “AA” alkaline batteries for more than 150
hours of uninterrupted operation between replacements.
* Durable Nylon and Fiberglass Composite Enclosures – highly resistance to breakage
and deformation even in the most abusive environments. The receiver enclosures and
output cables are UL94-V0 rated.
* Fully Sealed Enclosures – the transmitter and receiver enclosures are IP66 rated.
* Full Compliance – all systems are fully complied with the FCC Part-15 Rules and European
Safety Standards.
* Other Optional Accessories and Features – transmitter magnet mount, transmitter belt
clip, transmitter waist belt, 2 and 3 positions rotary switches, transmitter rubber guards,
miniature indicator light and buzzer, charging station, external antenna kit, dual-crane
tandem function, multi-crane random access function, and many others.

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2. Radio Controlled Safety

WARNINGS and CAUTIONS


Throughout this document WARNING and CAUTION statements have been deliberately placed to highlight items
critical to the protection of personnel and equipment.

WARNING – A warning highlights an essential operating or maintenance procedure, practice, etc. which if
not strictly observed, could result in injury or death of personnel, or long term physical hazards.
Warnings are highlighted as shown below:

WARNING

CAUTION – A caution highlights an essential operating or maintenance procedure, practice, etc. which if
not strictly observed, could result in damage to, or destruction of equipment, or loss of functional
effectiveness. Cautions are highlighted as shown below:

CAUTION

WARNINGS and CAUTIONS SHOULD NEVER BE DISREGARDED.


The safety rules in this section are not intended to replace any rules or regulations of any applicable local, state,
or federal governing organizations. Always follow your local lockout and tagout procedure when maintaining any
radio equipment. The following information is intended to be used in conjunction with other rules or regulations
already in existence. It is important to read all of the safety information contained in this section before installing
or operating the Radio Control System.

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2.1 CRITICAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS

WARNING
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT, READ AND DEVELOP AN
UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL AND THE OPERATION MANUAL OF THE
EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE TO WHICH THIS EQUIPMENT WILL BE INTERFACED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

ALL EQUIPMENT MUST HAVE A MAINLINE CONTACTOR INSTALLED AND ALL TRACKED CRANES,
HOISTS, LIFTING DEVICES AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT MUST HAVE A BRAKE INSTALLED. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

AN AUDIBLE AND/OR VISUAL WARNING MEANS MUST BE PROVIDED ON ALL REMOTE CONTROLLED
EQUIPMENT AS REQUIRED BY CODE, REGULATION, OR INDUSTRY STANDARD. THESE AUDIBLE
AND/OR VISUAL WARNING DEVICES MUST MEET ALL GOVERNMENTAL REQUIREMENTS. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

FOLLOW YOUR LOCAL LOCKOUT TAGOUT PROCEDURE BEFORE MAINTAINING ANY REMOTE
CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT. ALWAYS REMOVE ALL ELECTRICAL POWER FROM THE CRANE, HOIST,
LIFTING DEVICE OR SIMILAR EQUIPMENT BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY INSTALLATION PROCEDURES.
DE-ENERGIZE AND TAGOUT ALL SOURCES OF ELECTRICAL POWER BEFORE TOUCH-TESTING ANY
EQUIPMENT. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND
DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

THE DIRECT OUTPUTS OF THIS PRODUCT ARE NOT DESIGNED TO INTERFACE DIRECTLY TO TWO
STATE SAFETY CRITICAL MAINTAINED FUNCTIONS, I.E., MAGNETS, VACUUM LIFTS, PUMPS,
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, ETC. A MECHANICALLY LOCKING INTERMEDIATE RELAY SYSTEM WITH
SEPARATE POWER CONSIDERATIONS MUST BE PROVIDED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING
COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

2.2 GENERAL
Radio controlled material handling equipment operates in several directions. Cranes, hoists, lifting devices and
other material handling equipment can be large, and operate at high speeds. Quite frequently, the equipment is
operated in areas where people are working in close proximity to the material handling equipment. The operator
must exercise extreme caution at all times. Workers must constantly be alert to avoid accidents. The following
recommendations have been included to indicate how careful and thoughtful actions may prevent injuries,
damage to equipment, or even save a life.

2.3 PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE RADIO


CONTROLLED CRANES
Only properly trained persons designated by management should be permitted to operate radio controlled
equipment.
Radio controlled cranes, hoists, lifting devices and other material handling equipment should not be operated by
any person who cannot read or understand signs, notices and operating instructions that pertain to the equipment.
Radio controlled equipment should not be operated by any person with insufficient eyesight or hearing or by any
person who may be suffering from a disorder or illness, is taking any medication that may cause loss of
equipment control, or is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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2.4 SAFETY INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED TRAINING
FOR RADIO CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Anyone being trained to operate radio controlled equipment should possess as a minimum the following
knowledge and skills before using the radio controlled equipment.

The operator should:

 have knowledge of hazards pertaining to equipment operation

 have knowledge of safety rules for radio controlled equipment

 have the ability to judge distance of moving objects

 know how to properly test prior to operation

 be trained in the safe operation of the radio transmitter as it pertains to the crane, hoist, lifting device or
other material handling equipment being operated

 have knowledge of the use of equipment warning lights and alarms

 have knowledge of the proper storage space for a radio control transmitter when not in use

 be trained in transferring a radio control transmitter to another person

 be trained how and when to report unsafe or unusual operating conditions

 test the transmitter emergency stop and all warning devices prior to operation; testing should be done on
each shift, without a load

 be thoroughly trained and knowledgeable in proper and safe operation of the crane, hoist, lifting device, or
other material handling equipment that utilizes the radio control

 know how to keep the operator and other people clear of lifted loads and to avoid “pinch” points

 continuously watch and monitor status of lifted loads

 know and follow cable and hook inspection procedures

 know and follow the local lockout and tagout procedures when servicing radio controlled equipment

 know and follow all applicable operating and maintenance manuals, safety procedures, regulatory
requirements, and industry standards and codes

The operator shall not:

 lift or move more than the rated load

 operate the material handling equipment if the direction of travel or function engaged does not agree with
what is indicated on the controller

 use the crane, hoist or lifting device to lift, support or transport people

 lift or carry any loads over people

 operate the crane, hoist or lifting device unless all persons, including the operator, are and remain clear of
the supported load and any potential pinch points

 operate a crane, hoist or lifting device when the device is not centered over the load

 operate a crane, hoist or lifting device if the chain or wire rope is not seated properly in the sprockets,
drum or sheave

 operate any damaged or malfunctioning crane, hoist, lifting device or other material handling equipment

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 change any settings or controls without authorization and proper training

 remove or obscure any warning or safety labels or tags

 leave any load unattended while lifted

 leave power on the radio controlled equipment when the equipment is not in operation

 operate any material handling equipment using a damaged controller because the unit may be unsafe

 operate manual motions with other than manual power

 operate radio controlled equipment when low battery indicator is on

WARNING
THE OPERATOR SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR ANY RADIO CONTROLLER. IF ANY PRODUCT
PERFORMANCE OR SAFETY CONCERNS ARE OBSERVED, THE EQUIPMENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE
TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE AND BE REPORTED TO THE SUPERVISOR. DAMAGED AND INOPERABLE
RADIO CONTROLLER EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ARC FOR EVALUATION AND REPAIR.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO
EQUIPMENT.

2.5 TRANSMITTER UNIT


Transmitter switches should never be mechanically blocked ON or OFF. When not in use, the operator should
turn the transmitter OFF. A secure storage space should be provided for the transmitter unit, and the transmitter
unit should always be placed there when not in use. This precaution will help prevent unauthorized people from
operating the material handling equipment.
Spare transmitters should be stored in a secure storage space and only removed from the storage space after the
current transmitter in use has been turned OFF, taken out of the service area and secured.

2.6 PRE-OPERATION TEST


At the start of each work shift, or when a new operator takes control of the crane, operators should do, as
a minimum, the following steps before making lifts with any crane or hoist:
Test all warning devices.
Test all direction and speed controls.
Test the transmitter emergency stop.

2.7 BATTERIES

WARNING
KNOW AND FOLLOW PROPER BATTERY HANDLING, CHARGING AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES.
IMPROPER BATTERY PROCEDURES CAN CAUSE BATTERIES TO EXPLODE OR DO OTHER SERIOUS
DAMAGE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND
DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

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3. General System Information
3.1 Transmitter
3.1.1 External Illustration

1. STOP Button 9. Pushbutton 6 (PB6)


2. START Button 10. Pushbutton 7 (PB7)
3. Status LED Indicator 11. Pushbutton 8 (PB8)
4. Pushbutton 1 (PB1) 12. A/B LED Indicators
5. Pushbutton 2 (PB2) 13. Battery Cover Screw
6. Pushbutton 3 (PB3) 14. System Information
7. Pushbutton 4 (PB4) 15. Lanyard and Waist Belt
8. Pushbutton 5 (PB5) Attachment Slot

Note: Flex ECO 8S-AB, 8X-AB, 8S-T and 8X-T models are with A/B/A+B rotary switch on PB8 slot.

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3.1.2 Internal Illustration

1. RF/Encoder Board 5. Function Dipswitch


2. Antenna 6. Programming Port
3. START Button 7. Battery Contacts
4. Infrared Sensors

Note: Flex ECO 8S-AB, 8X-AB, 8S-T and 8X-T models are with A/B/A+B rotary switch on PB8 slot.

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3.2 Receiver
3.2.1 External Illustration

1. External Antenna Port (optional) 7. Remote Pairing Button


2. COM LED Indicator 8. System Information
3. Status LED Indicator 9. Cord Grip
4. Power LED Indicator 10. Mounting Bracket
5. Output Relay LED Indicators 11. Mounting Bracket Release
6. Infrared Sensors

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3.2.2 Internal Illustration

1. RF/Decoder Board 6. Function Jumpers


2. INT/EXT Antenna Jumpers 7. Channel Dipswitch
3. Internal Antenna 8. AC Line Filter/Relay Board
4. Programming Port 9. Power Transformer
5. Function Dipswitches 10. Voltage Selector

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4. Function Settings
4.1 Transmitter
4.1.1 Transmitter Firmware Version
1) Press down the STOP button (transmitter power off).
2) Press and hold PB1 and PB3 at the same time.
3) Reset the STOP button by rotating it clockwise or counter
clockwise, it will pop up (transmitter power on).
4) Let go PB1 and PB3 at the same time. The Status LED
displays firmware version with red, green and orange blinks.
5) Exit Firmware Version mode by pressing down the STOP
button (transmitter power off).

4.1.2 Transmitter Channel Settings


1) Press down the STOP button (transmitter power off).
2) Press and hold PB1 and PB2 at the same time.
3) Reset the STOP button by rotating it clockwise or counter
clockwise, it will pop up (transmitter power on).
4) Let go PB1 and PB2 at the same time. The Status LED
displays current channel setting with red and green blinks. A
green blink represents the tens (+10) and a red blink
represents the units (+1). For example, 1 green blink followed by 5 red blinks is
channel 15. LED-A also lights up during channel setting mode.
5) Change transmitter channel by pressing PB1 to increment the units (+1) and PB2 to
increment the tens (+10). For example, press PB2 two times and then PB1 four times
is channel 24 (Status LED blinks 2 greens and 4 reds). Make sure the newly selected
channel is shown on the Status LED before proceeding to the next step below.
6) Transfer the newly selected channel to the receiver by press and hold the START
button until the Status LED turns to constant green (transfer complete). Press
down the STOP button if constant green is not shown on the Status LED after more
than 10 seconds (transfer incomplete); the transmitter will revert back to its
previous channel setting. Make sure the receiver power is turned on and within the
operating distance during the entire process. Skip step 6 if changing receiver
channel is not required.
7) Exit Channel Setting mode by pressing down the STOP button (transmitter power off).
Note: When selecting a new channel, make sure each button press does not exceed 3 seconds.

Important Note:
Step 6 illustrated above is strictly required if you are intending to change the entire system
channel (both transmitter and receiver). The entire system no longer works if step 6 is skipped
because the transmitter and receiver channels are now different (new vs. old). In this case you
would have to redo step 1~4 and step 6 to transfer the newly selected transmitter channel to
the receiver.

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4.1.3 Remote Pairing
A. Transmitter-to-Transmitter Pairing:
1) Press down the STOP button (transmitter power off).
2) Press and hold PB1 and PB3 at the same time.
3) Reset the STOP button by rotating it clockwise or counter
clockwise, it will pop up (transmitter power on).
4) Let go PB1 and PB3 at the same time (entered Remote
Pairing mode). The Status LED displays firmware version
with red, green and orange blinks.
5) Output data (original transmitter) by press and hold PB2
(Status LED off and LED-B constant red).
6) Receive data (new transmitter) by press and hold PB1 (Status LED blinks green
and LED-A constant red).
7) When the Status LED (receiving data end) turns to constant green while both
pushbuttons are still pressed down the pairing is completed.
8) Exit Remote Pairing mode by pressing down the STOP button (transmitter power off).

Output data – original transmitter Receive data – new transmitter


(press and hold PB2) (press and hold PB1)

Note: During remote pairing make sure the distance between the two transmitters is within 1 meter.

B. Receiver-to-Transmitter Pairing:
JP8 Open Method: After the transmitter enters the Remote Pairing mode, output receiver data
by press and hold the PAIRING button located on the receiver cover and receive data by press
and hold PB3 on the transmitter, both at the same time. When the transmitter Status LED turns
to constant green while both pushbuttons are still pressed down the pairing is completed.

→ →

Set JP8 to “Open” Output data – receiver Receiving data – transmitter


(press and hold the Pairing button) (press and hold PB3)

JP8 Short Method (press Pairing button not required): After the transmitter enters the
Remote Pairing mode, press and hold PB3 on the transmitter until the Status LED turns to
constant green the pairing is completed. Make sure the pairing process is executed within
distance of 10 meters from one another and no other active receivers nearby. During pairing
process the receiver MAIN relays must be deactivated (relay open). For tandem systems make
sure the receiver is not locked to any of its existing transmitters.

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4.1.4 Transmitter Start Function Settings
When transmitter goes into sleep mode the system is temporarily
deactivated (MAIN relays opened). Press the START button or any
pushbutton to wake up the system (MAIN relays closed).

Dipswitch
Function
Settings
START
1 xxxxxxxxx0
Reactivation
Any Button
2 xxxxxxxxx1
Reactivation

4.1.5 Transmitter Inactivity Timer Settings


Set how long the system enters the sleep mode when the transmitter is not in use (pushbutton
not pressed). When transmitter goes into sleep mode the receiver MAIN relays are deactivated.

Dipswitch Dipswitch
Time Time
Settings Settings

1 xxx000xxxx 1 minute 5 xxx100xxxx 10 minutes

2 xxx001xxxx 20 seconds 6 xxx101xxxx 30 minutes

3 xxx010xxxx 3 minutes 7 xxx110xxxx 60 minutes

Constant On
4 xxx011xxxx 5 minutes 8 xxx111xxxx (sleep mode
disabled)

4.1.6 Transmitter Output Power Settings


1mW offers the shortest operating range with lowest battery consumption while 10mW offers
the longest operating range with highest battery consumption (manufacture preset at 2mW).

Dipswitch Output Dipswitch Output


Settings Power Settings Power

1 000xxxxxxx 1mW 5 100xxxxxxx 5mW

2 001xxxxxxx 2mW 6 101xxxxxxx 6mW

3 010xxxxxxx 3mW 7 110xxxxxxx 8mW

4 011xxxxxxx 4mW 8 111xxxxxxx 10mW

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4.1.7 Infrared Programming
Other custom functions and settings not listed in this manual can be
programmed via the infrared IR programmer unit, such as the system
serial number, frequency range, new and updated functions, plus
many others. Please contact ARC representative for more details.

4.1.8 Pushbutton Function Settings


1) Press down the STOP button (transmitter power off).
2) Press and hold PB3 and PB4 at the same time.
3) Reset the STOP button by rotating it clockwise or counter clockwise, it will pop up
(transmitter power on).
4) Let go PB3 and PB4 at the same time (entered Pushbutton Function mode). LED-B
lights up during pushbutton function setting mode.
5) The Status LED displays current pushbutton function setting with orange, green and
red blinks. An orange blink represents the hundreds (+100), a green blink represents
the tens (+010) and a red blink represents the units (+001), and constant orange
represents no function (000). For example, 1 orange blink followed by 2 green blinks
and 5 red blinks is pushbutton function no.125. Pushbutton function number with “0”
is represented by no orange, green or red blink. For example, 1 orange blink
followed by 5 red blinks is pushbutton function no.105.
6) Set pushbutton function number by pressing PB3 to increment the hundreds (+100),
PB2 to increment the tens (+010), PB1 to increment the units (+001), and PB4 to reset
(000 - constant orange). For example, press PB3 one time, PB2 four times, PB1 six
times is pushbutton function no.146 (Status LED blinks 1 orange, 4 greens and 6 reds)
7) Exit Pushbutton Function mode by pressing down the STOP button (transmitter power off).

4.1.8.1 Toggled Pushbutton with LED Indication – Standard Right/Left


Pushbutton Configuration
Set pushbutton toggled function (latching output relay) with LED
indications. LED A and LED B shown inside the shaded box
illustrates which LED on the transmitter lights up when the
designated pushbutton is pressed.

Function
Display Type PB1 PB2 PB3 PB4
Number
1 1 Red LED A Normal Normal Normal
2 2 Reds Normal LED B Normal Normal
3 3 Reds Normal Normal LED A Normal
4 4 Reds Normal Normal Normal LED B
13 1 Green + 3 Reds LED A LED B Normal Normal
14 1 Green + 4 Reds Normal Normal LED A LED B

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Function
Display Type PB5 PB6 PB7 PB8
Number
5 5 Reds LED A Normal Normal Normal
6 6 Reds Normal LED B Normal Normal
7 7 Reds Normal Normal LED A Normal
8 8 Reds Normal Normal Normal LED B
15 1 Green + 5 Reds LED A LED B Normal Normal
16 1 Green + 6 Reds Normal Normal LED A LED B
* PB1…PB8 → Pushbutton number.
* Normal → Normal momentary contact.
* LED A & LED B → Pushbutton toggled function with designated LED indication.

4.1.8.2 A/B Pushbutton Select with LED Indication – Standard Right/


Left Pushbutton Configuration
There are 4 different types of A/B selector sequence available. Choose one that is
most suitable for your application. Refer to section 5.1 output relay connections.
Type-A selector sequence : A → B
Type-B selector sequence : Off → A → B
Type-C selector sequence : A → B → A+B
Type-D selector sequence : Off → A → B → A+B

Function
Display Type PB5 PB6 PB7 PB8
Number
33 3 Greens + 3 Reds Normal Normal A/1&2 Normal
34 3 Greens + 4 Reds Normal Normal B/1&2 Normal
35 3 Greens + 5 Reds Normal Normal C/1&2 Normal
36 3 Greens + 6 Reds Normal Normal D/1&2 Normal
37 3 Greens + 7 Reds Normal Normal Normal A/1&2
38 3 Greens + 8 Reds Normal Normal Normal B/1&2
39 3 Greens + 9 Reds Normal Normal Normal C/1&2
40 4 Greens Normal Normal Normal D/1&2
* PB5…PB8 → Pushbutton number.
* Normal → Normal momentary contact.
* A/1&2 ~ D/1&2 → A/B pushbutton select function with designated LED indication.

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4.1.8.3 Toggled Pushbutton with LED Indication – Inline Top/Bottom
Pushbutton Configuration
Set pushbutton toggled function (latching output relay) with LED
indications. LED A and LED B shown inside the shaded box
illustrates which LED on the transmitter lights up when the
designated pushbutton is pressed. Refer to section 4.2.4 JP4/JP5
inline jumper settings.

Function
Display Type PB1 PB2 PB3 PB4
Number
1 1 Red LED A Normal Normal Normal
3 3 Reds Normal LED B Normal Normal
5 5 Reds Normal Normal LED A Normal
7 7 Reds Normal Normal Normal LED B
19 1 Green + 9 Reds LED A LED B Normal Normal
20 2 Greens Normal Normal LED A LED B

Function
Display Type PB5 PB6 PB7 PB8
Number
2 2 Reds LED A Normal Normal Normal
4 4 Reds Normal LED B Normal Normal
6 6 Reds Normal Normal LED A Normal
8 8 Reds Normal Normal Normal LED B
22 2 Greens + 2 Reds LED A LED B Normal Normal
23 2 Greens + 3 Reds Normal Normal LED A LED B
* PB1…PB8 → Pushbutton number.
* Normal → Normal momentary contact.
* LED A & LED B → Pushbutton toggled function with designated LED indication.

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4.1.8.4 A/B Pushbutton Select with LED Indication – Inline Top/Bottom
Pushbutton Configuration
There are 4 different types of A/B selector sequence available. Choose one that is
most suitable for your application. Refer to section 4.2.4 JP4/JP5 inline jumper
settings and section 5.1 output relay connections.
Type-A selector sequence : A → B
Type-B selector sequence : Off → A → B
Type-C selector sequence : A → B → A+B
Type-D selector sequence : Off → A → B → A+B

Function
Display Type PB5 PB6 PB7 PB8
Number
53 5 Greens + 3 Reds Normal Normal A/1&2 Normal
54 5 Greens + 4 Reds Normal Normal B/1&2 Normal
55 5 Greens + 5 Reds Normal Normal C/1&2 Normal
56 5 Greens + 6 Reds Normal Normal D/1&2 Normal
37 3 Greens + 7 Reds Normal Normal Normal A/1&2
38 3 Greens + 8 Reds Normal Normal Normal B/1&2
39 3 Greens + 9 Reds Normal Normal Normal C/1&2
40 4 Greens Normal Normal Normal D/1&2
* PB5…PB8 → Pushbutton number.
* Normal → Normal momentary contact.
* A/1&2 ~ D/1&2 → A/B pushbutton select function with designated LED indication.

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4.1.9 Transmitter Access Card (TAC) Settings
Follow the instruction below on how to program the TAC into the transmitter. The infrared IR
programmer unit is required to complete the programming. Please contact ARC representative
for more details.
1) Press down the STOP button (transmitter power off).
2) Press and hold PB1, PB2, PB3 and PB4 at the same time.
3) Reset the STOP button by rotating it clockwise or counter
clockwise, it will pop up (transmitter power on).
4) Let go PB1, PB2, PB3 and PB4 at the same time, the
Status LED displays orange fast blinks (entered TAC
mode).
5) Placed the access card over the RFID marking located on the backside of the
transmitter.
6) Status LED with 1 second green means the access card is being programmed into
the transmitter.
7) Status LED with 1 second orange means the access card is already programmed
into the transmitter.
8) Status LED with 1 second red means unable to store any more access cards. Each
transmitter can only store up to 16 access cards.
9) Use the infrared IR programmer unit to extract all access card information stored
inside the transmitter for further programming. Other than restricting any
unauthorized personnel from using the transmitter, it can also be individually
programmed unlocking any specific function or functions on the transmitter allowing
a more experienced or qualified user to operate, such as the magnet lift, tandem
operation, entering restricted areas, etc…
10) Exit TAC mode by pressing down the STOP button (transmitter power off).

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4.2 Receiver
4.2.1 Receiver Channel Settings
Set the receiver channel by configuring the channel dipswitch
located on the RF/decoder board, only the first 6 dip positions
are used for channel programming. The system channels table
on section 4.2.8 illustrates which dipswitch setting corresponds
to which channel. Once the receiver channel is altered do make
sure to change the transmitter channel as well. The channel on
both transmitter and receiver must be identical in order for the
system to work (refer to section 4.1.2 Transmitter Channel
Settings).

Example:

Top position → “1”


Bottom position → “0”
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

The above dipswitch setting “1 0 0 1 0 0” corresponds to “channel 36” in the system channels table
on section 4.2.8.

4.2.2 Output Relay Configurations


4.2.2.1 Output Relay Types
1. 2 output relays per motion – single speed only
Output relays with Forward (F) and Reverse (R) 1st speed only.

2. 3 output relays per motion – shared 2nd speed output relay


Output relays with Forward 1st speed (F1), Reverse 1st speed (R1) and
Forward/Reverse 2nd speed (F/R2). Forward and Reverse 2nd speed (F/R2) shared
the same output relay.

3. 4 output relays per motion – separate 1st and 2nd speed output relays
Output relays with Forward 1st speed (F1), Reverse 1st speed (R1), Forward 2nd speed
nd nd
(F2) and Reverse 2 speed (R2). Forward and Reverse 2 speed are separate
output relays.

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4.2.2.2 Output Relay Actions at 2nd Speed (Flex ECO 8X only)

1. 3 output relays configuration with Closed/Closed contact at 2nd speed


F1 (or R1) output relay closed at 1st speed and F1 + F/R2 (or R1 + F/R2) output
relays closed at 2nd speed. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to set to this function.

Forward 1st speed pushbutton pressed Forward 2nd speed pushbutton pressed
↓ ↓

F1 R1 F/R2 F1 R1 F/R2

2. 4 output relays configuration with Opened/Closed contact at 2nd speed


F1 (or R1) output relay closed at 1st speed and F2 (or R2) output relay closed at 2nd
speed. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to set to this function.

Forward 1st speed pushbutton pressed Forward 2nd speed pushbutton pressed
↓ ↓
F1 R1 F2 R2 F1 R1 F2 R2

3. 4 output relays configuration with Closed/Closed contact at 2nd speed


F1 (or R1) output relay closed at 1st speed and F1 + F2 (or R1 + R2) output relays
nd
closed at 2 speed. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to set to this function.

Forward 1st speed pushbutton pressed Forward 2nd speed pushbutton pressed
↓ ↓
F1 R1 F2 R2 F1 R1 F2 R2

4. 4 output relays configuration with Slow and Fast output relays (Type A)
Fwd (or Rev) + Slow output relays closed at 1st speed and Fwd (or Rev) + Fast output
nd
relays closed at 2 speed. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to set to this function.

Forward 1st speed pushbutton pressed Forward 2nd speed pushbutton pressed
↓ ↓

Fwd Rev Slow Fast Fwd Rev Slow Fast

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5. 4 output relays configuration with Slow and Fast output relays (Type B)
Fwd + Slow (or Rev + Slow) output relays closed at 1st speed and Fwd + Slow + Fast (or
Rev + Slow + Fast) output relays closed at 2nd speed. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to
set to this function.

Forward 1st speed pushbutton pressed Forward 2nd speed pushbutton pressed
↓ ↓
Fwd Rev Slow Fast Fwd Rev Slow Fast

4.2.2.3 START + AUX Function


After executing the START function at transmitter startup the
same START button becomes an auxiliary function with
momentary contact connected through K25 Function output
relay. There are other types of auxiliary functions made
available for K25, K26 and K30 Function output relays (refer to
section 4.2.7). Please contact ARC representative if your
application requires other types of auxiliary function connected
to these Function output relays.

4.2.2.4 ON/OFF Pushbutton Function


The user can set any of the two adjacent pushbuttons on the transmitter to behave
like a mechanical ON & OFF rocker or toggle switch. ON output relay closes when
ON pushbutton is pressed (OFF output relay opens) and OFF output relay closes
when OFF pushbutton is pressed (ON output relay opens). Refer to section 4.2.3.1
on how to set to this function.

4.2.2.5 Magnet ON/OFF Pushbutton Function


The user can set any of the two adjacent pushbuttons on the
transmitter to control industrial magnet lift. Activate the
magnet by pressing the Magnet ON pushbutton. Deactivate
the magnet by first press and hold the Magnet ON
pushbutton and then press the Magnet OFF pushbutton.
Pressing the Magnet OFF pushbutton alone is unable to
deactivate the magnet. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to
set to this function.

4.2.2.6 Brake Function (Flex ECO 8X only)


When the transmitter pushbutton is released from 2nd speed up to 1st speed, both 1st
and 2nd speed output relays will open for up to 1 second and then with 1st speed
output relay closed thereafter. Refer to section 4.2.3.1 on how to set to this function.

4.2.2.7 External Warning Function


The user can install an external warning device (rotating lights, horn, etc…) to the
K26 Function output relay located inside the receiver. The user can choose which
pushbutton pair (or pairs) triggers the external warning device when pressed. Refer
to section 4.2.3.1 on how to set to this function.

4.2.2.8 Momentary Contact


When pushbutton is released the corresponding output relay will open or deactivate.
This type of relay action usually applies to external applications such as horn and
buzzer. Refer to section 4.2.3.2 on how to set to this function.

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4.2.2.9 Toggled Contact
When pushbutton is released the corresponding output relay will maintained contact
or closure until next time the user presses the same pushbutton again. This type of
relay action usually applies to external application such as lights. Refer to section
4.2.3.2 on how to set to this function.

4.2.2.10 Pitch & Catch Function


This function allows two operators controlling from opposite ends of a crane or
equipment. When set to “Pitch & Catch” make sure the 2nd transmitter is set to the
next upper channel (channel X+1). For example, if the system is set to channel 01
then the newly added 2nd transmitter must be set to channel 02 with identical serial
number. Furthermore, the Channel dipswitch position #7 and #8 on the RF/decoder
board must set to “10” for 2-channel scanning (scans channel 01 and 02). Refer to
section 4.2.2.11 and 4.2.3.2 on how to set to this function.

4.2.2.11 Receiver Channel Scanning Function

(1) → “00” manufacture preset (channel X)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

(2) → “01” scans 2 channels (channel X and channel X+1)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

(3) → “10” scans 3 channels (channel X… channel X+2)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

(4) → “11” scans 4 channels (channel X… channel X+3)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

* Channel X → channel set on the Channel dipswitch.


** Please contact ARC representative if your application requires scanning more
than 4 channels.

Example: If the first 6 dipswitch positions are set to channel 01 (000001), when set to 2-channel
scanning (type-2 above) the receiver will only scan channel 01 and 02.

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4.2.3 Dipswitch Settings
4.2.3.1 Interlocked Pushbutton Pair
Interlocked means any pushbutton pair
can not be pressed simultaneously as it
will cancel each other out. Interlocked
setting usually applies to electric motor’s
forward & reverse motion and On & Off
switches. Each dipswitch on the
RF/decoder board corresponds to a
pushbutton pair.

Dip # of Relays
Function Descriptions
Settings Used
00000000 Single speed only 2
nd
4 output relays Closed/Closed relay action at 2 speed
00000010 (separate 2nd speed output relays)
4

3 output relays Closed/Closed relay action at 2nd speed


00000100 nd
(shared 2 speed output relay)
3

4 output relays Opened/Closed relay action at 2nd speed


00000110 (separate 2nd speed output relays)
4

00001000 Forward (or Reverse) + Fast output relays engaged at 2nd speed 4
00001010 Forward (or Reverse) + Slow + Fast output relays engaged at 2nd speed 4
00001100 On (right button) & Off (left button) 2
On + Start/Off + Start - For added safety, you must first
00010010 rotate and hold the power switch key at START position and 2
then press the On or Off pushbutton to activate the output relay.
00001110 Magnet Lift On & Off 2
00010000 On (right button) & Off (left button) (EMS)** 2
00010100 Toggled/Toggled (latching) 2
00010110 Toggled/Toggled (latching) (EMS)** 2
00011110 Toggled/Normal (EMS)** 2
00100000 Single speed + External warning* 2
00100010 4 output relays Closed/Closed relay action + External warning* 4
00100100 3 output relays Closed/Closed relay action + External warning* 3
00100110 4 output relays Opened/Closed relay action + External warning* 4
01000010 4 output relays Closed/Closed relay action + Brake 4
01000100 3 output relays Closed/Closed relay action + Brake 3
01000110 4 output relays Opened/Closed relay action + Brake 4
01100010 4 output relays Closed/Closed relay action + Brake + External warning* 4
01100100 3 output relays Closed/Closed relay action + Brake + External warning* 3
01100110 4 output relays Opened/Closed relay action + Brake + External warning* 4
* External warning function requires installing an external warning device such as horn and lights to
the K26 Function output relay.

** EMS: All relay or relays opened when STOP button is pressed down..

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4.2.3.2 None-Interlocked Pushbutton Pair
Non-interlocked setting allows the pushbutton pair be pressed simultaneously. It
usually applies to equipment’s auxiliary functions such as lights, horn or buzzer.
Each dipswitch on the RF/decoder board corresponds to a pushbutton pair. Only
the first 7 dipswitch positions are used (counting from left to right), the 8th dipswitch
position (far right) is not used.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Dip Position
Dip
Function #2 ~ #4 (left button)
Position Function Description
Code &
#1
#5 ~ #7 (right button)

A 1 000 Normal momentary contact

B 1 001 Toggled/latching contact (type A)

Toggled/latching contact (type B)


C 1 011 Output relay disconnects when STOP button
is pressed

Normal + Start function


For added safety, must first press and hold the
D 1 100
START button and then press the intended
pushbutton to activate the output relay

E 1 110 Pitch & Catch (type A)

Pitch & Catch (type B)


F 1 101 Receiver MAIN relays maintained closure
during switchovers

G 1 111 2 steps with Closed/Closed relay action

Example #1: Left button (set to function code A) / right button (set to function code B) → 1 000 001
Example #2: Left button (set to function code C) / right button (set to function code D) → 1 011 100

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4.2.4 Jumper Settings
Jumper setting applies to functions such as the standard or
reversed logic A/B selector sequence, transmitter inline
pushbutton configurations, firmware version, system testing and
remote pairing methods.

Jumper Settings Function

Standard A/B selector sequence - Output


JP3
relay A activated at A position, output relay B activated at B position,
(Opened)
both relays activated at A+B position.

Reversed logic A/B selector sequence - Output


JP3
relay B activated at A position, output relay A activated at B position,
(Inserted)
both relays deactivated at A+B position.

JP4 JP5
Standard right/left pushbutton configuration
(Opened) (Opened)

JP4 JP5
Inline top/bottom pushbutton configuration for PB1 to PB8
(Inserted) (Opened)

JP4 JP5
Inline top/bottom pushbutton configuration for PB1 to PB12
(Opened) (Inserted)

JP4 JP5
Inline top/bottom pushbutton configuration for PB1 to PB4
(Inserted) (Inserted)

JP6
System firmware version
(Inserted)

JP7
For system testing only (receiver MAIN relays disabled)
(Inserted)

JP8 Receiver-to-transmitter remote pairing


(Opened) (pressing the Pairing button required)

JP8 Receiver-to-transmitter remote pairing


(Inserted) (pressing the Pairing button not required)

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4.2.5 Voltage Settings
Prior to installation always check the voltage setting is correct for your application.

Position 1 → 110~120VAC
Position 2 → 220~240VAC or 48VAC* or 24VAC**
Position 3 → 380~400VAC or 110~120VAC* or 42VAC**
Position 4 → 410~460VAC or 220~240VAC* or 48VAC** or 9~36VDC***

* For system equipped with 48/110~120/220~240VAC power supply.


** For system equipped with 24/42/48VAC power supply.
*** For system equipped with 9~36VDC power supply.

42 &
FUSE # 110~120VAC 220~240VAC 380~400VAC 410~460VAC 24VAC 9~36VDC
48VAC

F3 ~ F10 5.0A 5.0A 5.0A 5.0A 5.0A 5.0A 5.0A

F1 ~ F2 1.0A 1.0A 1.0A 0.5A 3.0A 2.0A 3.0A

4.2.6 Indicator Light and Buzzer Installation


The miniature indicator light and buzzer can be easily
fitted onto the receiver enclosure. The indicator light or
the buzzer works simultaneously with the receiver MAIN
relays (manufacture preset). When receiver MAIN
relays are activated the indicator light or the buzzer is
also activated, or vise versa. Make sure the indicator
light or the buzzer is connected to the K30 Function
output relay CN11 port located on the AC line filter/relay
board inside the receiver. Please contact ARC
representative if you would like the indicator light or the
buzzer work differently than described above.

4.2.7 Other Function Output Relays Settings


Listed below are other types of functions that can be outputted through the three Function output
relays (K25, K26 and K30) via the infrared IR programmer unit. Please contact ARC
representative for more details.
LV → Function relay closes when receiver voltage is low.
ID → Function relay works simultaneously with all motion commands.
NORMAL → START function + AUX with normal momentary output.
TOGGLE → START function + AUX with toggled/latching output.
TOG&E → START function + AUX with toggled/latching output affected by the
STOP command (Function relay opens when STOP button is pressed down).
S/P → Function relay closes when START command is executed and opens
only when transmitter power is turned off.
EXT → Function relay works simultaneously with the receiver MAIN relays.
TDM A+B → Function relay closes when selector switch is rotated to the A+B
position and opens when rotate to A or B positions (tandem monitoring output).
HORN → Function relay closes for up to 3 seconds when START command is
executed at transmitter power on and then becomes a normal momentary output thereafter.

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4.2.8 System Channels Table

Channel Dipswitch Setting Channel Dipswitch Setting

01 000001 32 100000
02 000010 33 100001
03 000011 34 100010
04 000100 35 100011
05 000101 36 100100
06 000110 37 100101
07 000111 38 100110
08 001000 39 100111
09 001001 40 101000
10 001010 41 101001
11 001011 42 101010
12 001100 43 101011
13 001101 44 101100
14 001110 45 101101
15 001111 46 101110
16 010000 47 101111
17 010001 48 110000
18 010010 49 110001
19 010011 50 110010
20 010100 51 110011
21 010101 52 110100
22 010110 53 110101
23 010111 54 110110
24 011000 55 110111
25 011001 56 111000
26 011010 57 111001
27 011011 58 111010
28 011100 59 111011
29 011101 60 111100
30 011110 61 111101
31 011111 62 111110

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5. Receiver Installation
5.1 Output Relay Contact Diagrams

Flex ECO 8S (single speed model)

Flex ECO 8X (dual speed model)

* For 9~36VDC power supply, wire #1 corresponds to the negative charge (-) and wire #3 corresponds
to the positive charge (+), wire #2 is GROUND.

* If PB7 (or PB8) is set to A/B pushbutton select or A/B rotary switch select function (AB models), connect
output A to K13 relay (or K14) and output B to K15 relay (or K16). Refer to section 4.1.8.2 on how to
set to this function.

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5.2 Pre-installation Precautions
1. Make sure the transmitter and receiver are with identical serial number and channel.
2. Make sure the receiver is not set to the same channel as any other systems in use in the
surrounding area.
3. Make sure the crane or equipment is working properly prior to installation.
4. Make sure the power source to the receiver is set correctly.
5. Switch off the main power source to the crane or equipment prior to installation.

5.3 Step-By-Step Installation


Mounting Bracket Type 1

Mounting Bracket Type 2

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1. For best reception the location of the receiver should be visible
to the operator at all time.
2. The location selected should not be exposed to high levels of electric
noise. Mounting the receiver next to an unshielded variable
frequency drive may cause radio interference. Always locate the 300 mm

receiver as far away from variable frequency drive and electric motor
as possible. Cont r ol
Panel
3. Ensure the selected location has adequate space to accommodate
the receiver. If an external antenna is used, to avoid the possibility of
antenna damage always locate the receiver where the antenna is
free from any obstacles.
4. When installing an external antenna make sure the MCX jack located
on the RF/decoder board inside the receiver is connected and
jumper set to “EXT” position.

5. For better reception, make sure the receiver is in an upright position.


6. Drill four holes for mounting bracket type 1 and two holes for mounting bracket type 2
on the control panel, wall or location where the receiver is to be installed.
7. Make sure the screws, bolts or shock absorbers are tightened after installation (not
provided with the system).

Mounting Bracket Type 1 Mounting Bracket Type 2

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8. Slide down the receiver along the guided track to secure the receiver to the mounting
bracket.
9. Remove the receiver by pressing down the bracket release and pull the receiver
upward until it clears the guided track.

Install

Mounting Bracket Type 1 Mounting Bracket Type 2

Remove

Mounting Bracket Type 1 Mounting Bracket Type 2

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6. Operating Procedures
6.1 General Operation
a. Reset the STOP button located on the top left hand
corner of the transmitter by rotating it clockwise or
counter clockwise, the button will pop up. Transmitter is
powered on when the STOP button is elevated.

b. After turning on the transmitter power, check the Status LED on the transmitter for
any sign of system irregularities (refer to section 6.9.1 Transmitter Status
Indications). If the transmitter is in good working order the Status LED will display
constant green for up to 2 seconds at power on (no faults detected).

c. Press the START button for up to 1 second to activate the


receiver MAIN relays (Status LED constant green). When
the receiver MAIN relays are activated the Status LED will
change from constant green to constant orange (system on).
The same START button becomes an auxiliary function
thereafter (refer to section 4.2.2.3 START + AUX Function).
Then press any pushbutton on the transmitter to begin operation. Pressing any
pushbutton prior to executing the START command at startup will result in no
signals transmitted (Status LED blinks orange).

d. In case of an emergency, press down the STOP button to disconnect the receiver
MAIN relays and the transmitter power (Status LED blinks 3 reds and then shuts
off). To resume operation, rotate the STOP button clockwise or counter clockwise,
the button will pop up. Then press the START button for up to 1 second to
reconnect the receiver MAIN relays. For safety, pressing the START button is
strictly required every time when the transmitter is turned on or after every STOP
button reset.

e. After 5 or 30 minutes of inactivity (pushbutton not pressed) the receiver MAIN relays
are temporarily disconnected (refer to section 4.1.5 Inactivity Timer Settings). The
Status LED blinks 3 reds and then shuts off. Press any pushbutton or the START
button to resume operation (refer to section 4.1.4 Start Function Settings).

f. Turn off the transmitter power by pressing down the STOP button, it will disconnect
the transmitter power and the receiver MAIN relays altogether (Status LED blinks 3
reds and then shuts off).

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6.2 Master/Master Tandem Operation (Tandem models)

a. To gain control of one or both receivers, first rotate the Receiver


A
Receiver
B

selector switch to either A, B or A+B position and then


press the START button for up to 1 second to activate
the receiver MAIN relays inside receiver A, receiver B,
or both receivers (depending on the selector switch
position). In order to gain control of a receiver, the
PITCH pushbutton on the other transmitter must be
pressed prior to your takeover. For example, in order
for transmitter-A to gain control of receiver-B,
transmitter-B must first release its control of receiver-B A

B
A

by first rotate the selector switch to B position and then Transmitter Transmitter
A B
press the PITCH pushbutton for up to 2.0 seconds.
This action releases transmitter-B control of receiver-B. Transmitter-A is then able to
take control of receiver-B by first rotate the selector switch to B position and then
press the START button for up to 1 second. Make sure the START command is
executed 2.0 seconds after transmitter-B presses the PITCH pushbutton (refer to
diagram below).

Master Transmitter-A Takeover Procedure

Press PITCH Rotate to B position Press START

B A
A
A
B
→ A
B
B

(After 2 seconds)
A A

B B

Transmitter-B Transmitter-A Transmitter-A

Master Transmitter-B Takeover Procedure

Press PITCH Rotate to A position Press START

A
A
B
→ B
A
A

B (After 2 seconds) B
A A

B B

Transmitter-A Transmitter-B Transmitter-B

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b. Once the transmitter is locked on to both receivers, then rotate the selector switch to
either A, B, or A+B position for independent or simultaneous operation.

c. At beginning of each shift prior to turning on the transmitter power, always check if the
selector switch is correctly positioned for the intended receiver or receivers.

d. For safety, there is a 2-second grace period followed after executing the PITCH
command. What this means is that when PITCH pushbutton is pressed, executing the
START command on the other transmitter within this 2-second grace period is
ineffective. In order to gain control of the other receiver you must first wait for up to 2
seconds after the other transmitter presses the PITCH pushbutton and then for you to
execute the START command thereafter.

6.3 Master/Slave Tandem Operation (Tandem models)


a. To gain control of one or both receivers, first rotate the Receiver
A
Receiver
B

selector switch to either A, B or A+B position and then


press the START button for up to 1 second to activate
the receiver MAIN relays inside receiver A, receiver B, or
both receivers (depending on the selector switch
position). In order to gain control of a receiver, the
PITCH pushbutton on the other transmitter must be
pressed prior to your takeover. For example, in order for
Master transmitter to gain control of the Slave receiver
(receiver-B), Slave transmitter must first release control A

of its receiver (receiver-B) by pressing the PITCH Master


Transmitter
Slave
Transmitter

pushbutton for up to 2.0 seconds. This action releases


Slave transmitter control of its receiver (receiver-B). Master transmitter is then able to take
control of the Slave receiver (receiver-B) by first rotate the selector switch to B position and
then execute the START command. Make sure the START command is executed 2.0 seconds
after Slave transmitter presses the PITCH pushbutton (refer to diagram below).

Master Transmitter Takeover Procedure

Press PITCH Rotate to B position Press START

A
A A
B → B
B →
A (After 2 seconds) A

B B

Slave transmitter Master transmitter Master transmitter

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Slave Transmitter Takeover Procedure

Rotate to B position Press PITCH Press START

A A
A A
B B
B
→ B

A A
(After 2 seconds)
B B

Master transmitter Master transmitter Slave transmitter

b. Once the transmitter is locked on to both receivers, then rotate the selector switch to
either A, B, or A+B position for independent or simultaneous operation.

c. At beginning of each shift prior to turning on the transmitter power, always check if the
selector switch is correctly positioned for the intended receiver or receivers.

d. For safety, there is a 2-second grace period followed after executing the PITCH
command. What this means is that when PITCH pushbutton is pressed, executing the
START command on the other transmitter within this 2-second grace period is
ineffective. In order to gain control of the other receiver you must first wait for up to 2
seconds after the other transmitter presses the PITCH pushbutton and then for you to
execute the START command thereafter.

6.4 A/B Pushbutton Select Operation


Press the “A/B” pushbutton repeatedly toggles between output
relay A, B and A+B respectively. There are 4 different types of
Select A/B sequence available (refer to section 4.1.8.2).

Standard – Output relay A activated at A position, output relay


B activated at B position, both output relays activated at A+B
position.
Reversed logic - Output relay A activated at B position,
output relay B activated at A position, both output relays deactivated
at A+B position. Refer to section 4.2.4 JP3 jumper settings.

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6.5 A/B Rotary Select Operation (AB models)
Standard - Rotate to A position activates output relay A, rotate
to B position activates output relay B, rotate to A+B position
activates both output relays.
Reversed logic - Rotate to A position activates output relay B,
rotate to B position activates output relay A, rotate to A+B
position deactivates both output relays. Refer to section 4.2.4
JP3 jumper setting.

6.6 Pitch & Catch Operation


Press the “PITCH” pushbutton for up to 2 seconds to release
control of the receiver. After 2-second grace period, press the
START button for up to 1 second to gain control of the
receiver. The 2nd operator is unable to take control of the
receiver unless the 1st operator presses the “PITCH”
pushbutton. Refer to section 4.2.2.10 and section 4.2.3.2 on
how to set to this function.

6.7 Changing Batteries


Changing transmitter batteries (“AA”
alkaline battery x 2) by unscrewing the
battery cover located on the backside of the
transmitter. During battery installation make
sure the batteries are installed correctly,
with “+” to “+” charge and “–” to “–” charge.
Also make sure the screw is tightened after
battery installation to avoid water, moisture,
dirt, grease, and other liquid penetration. Please refer to the charging station
instruction manual if this system is equipped with one.

6.8 Transmitter Access Card (TAC) Operation


After turning on the transmitter power, place
the TAC directly over the RFID marking
located on the backside of the transmitter. A
2-second green on the Status LED represents
access card accepted. Status LED with red
blinks represents invalid access card. Then
press the START button for up to 1 second to
begin operation. TAC is not required after
every transmitter inactivity restart, only during
initial transmitter power on.

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6.9 System Status Light Indications
6.9.1 Transmitter Status Indications

Type Display Type Indication

Voltage below 1.8V at initial power on or


1 Constant red
during operation

Constant red → 3 red blinks Voltage below 1.75V during operation


2
→ off (receiver MAIN relays shut off)

1 red blink followed by Voltage below 1.85V during operation


3
a 2-second pause (change batteries suggested)

2 red blinks followed by Defective or jammed pushbutton detected


4A
a 2-second pause at initial power on

When defective pushbutton condition


occurs (2 red blinks, type 4A above), find
out which pushbutton is defective by
pressing all of them one at a time. If the
4B No light displayed
pushbutton is in good working order when
pressed, the Status LED is off. If the Status
LED maintained 2 red blinks then
the pushbutton is defective.

4 red blinks followed by Transmitter is unable to lock onto the


5
a 2-second pause assigned channel

Constant green for up to


6 Transmitter power on with no faults detected
2 seconds

7 Blinking green Transmission in progress

Pressing any pushbutton prior to executing


8 Blinking orange
the START command at power on

9 3 slow red blinks → off STOP button pressed down

2 orange blinks followed by


10 Receiver MAIN relays jammed or defective
a 2-second pause

3 orange blinks followed by


11 Decoding processors defective
a 2-second pause

Constant orange when the


12 START button is pressed and Receiver MAIN relays activated
hold at initial system startup

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6.9.2 Receiver Status Indications

Type Display Type (Green & Red) Indication

1 Fast green blinks Decoding in process

2 Slow green blinks Decoding on standby

3 2 red blinks Receiver MAIN relays jammed or defective

4 3 red blinks Decoding processors defective

5 4 red blinks Receiving RF defective

6 Fast red blinks Incorrect transmitter serial number

7 Constant red Receiver low voltage

8 No light displayed Decoding processors defective

3 slow red blinks followed by


9 STOP button pressed down
slow green blinks

6.9.3 Receiver Power Indications

Type Display Type (Red) Indication

1 On Power to receiver

2 Off No power to receiver

6.9.4 Receiver COM Indications

Type Display Type (Red) Indication

1 On Power to relay Board

2 Off No power to relay board

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7. General Specifications
Frequency Range : 433.050MHz ~ 434.575MHz
Number of Channels : 62 channels
Channel Spacing : 25 KHz
Modulation : Digital Frequency Modulation based
on Manchester Code, 20bit address,
32bit CRC and Hamming Code.
Encoder & Decoder : Microprocessor-controlled

Transmitting Range : >100 Meters (300 feet)


Hamming Distance : >6
Frequency Control : Synthesized PLL
Receiver Type : Frequency Auto Scanning
Receiver Sensitivity : -116dBm
Spurious Emission : -50dB
Antenna Impedance : 50 ohms
Responding Time : 40mS (average)
Transmitting Power : 2.0mW

Enclosure Type : NEMA4


Enclosure Rating : IP66
Output Contact Rating : 250V @ 8 Amps

Transmitter Operating Voltage : 3.0VDC


Receiver Power Consumption : 22VA (max)
Available Receiver Voltages : 9~36VDC
24VAC
42VAC
48VAC
110~120VAC
220~240VAC
380~400VAC
410~460VAC
Operating Temperature : -25°C ~ 75°C / -13°F ~ 167°F
Transmitter Dimension : 187mm (L) x 69mm (W) x 38mm (H)
Receiver Dimension : 260mm (L) x 204mm (W) x 83mm (H)
Transmitter Weight : 250g / 8.8oz (include batteries)
Receiver Weight : 2.5kg / 5.5lb (include output cable)

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EU Declaration of Conformity
(EMC, R&TTE, SAFETY & MACHINERY)
For the following equipment:

Product : Flex ECO Series Radio Remote Control System


Multiple Listee Model No. : Flex ECO 4S/4X, 6S/6X, 8S/8X and 12S/12X
Manufacturer’s Name : Advanced Radiotech Corporation
Manufacturer’s Address : No.3, South 1st Road, Chien Chen District,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

We herby declare, that all major safety requirements, concerning the CE Mark Directive
2006/42/EC, Low Voltage (LVD) Directive 2014/35/EU, Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC) Directives 2014/30/EU and RE Directive of 2014/53/EU are fulfilled, as laid out in
the guideline set down by the member states of the EEC Commission.

The standards relevant for the evaluation of the electrical safety requirements are
as follow:

EMC : EN 301 489-1 V2.2.0 + EN 301 489-3 V2.1.1


R&TTE : EN 300 220-1 V3.1.1 + EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1
SAFETY : EN 60950:2006+A1+A11+A12
MACHINERY : EN 60204-32:2008, EN ISO 13849-1:2015 (PLd)
EN 13557:2003+A2:2008
OTHERS : EN 60529 (IP66), EN 62479, EN 55032 + EN 55024

Test reports issued by:

EMC : SGS
R&TTE : SGS
SAFETY : SGS
MACHINERY : SGS
OTHERS : SGS

Person responsible for making this declaration:

Tom Jou / President


Name and signature of authorized person

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